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An emergency engine cut-off switch that is fully functional, in operable condition, and attached with a lanyard to the operator’s person, clothing, or PFD is required on any motorboat less than 26 feet long that:

  • Is powered by an outboard motor in excess of 10 horsepower and…
  • Is steered by a hand tiller or steering arm attached to the motor and…
  • Has or is designed to have a safety switch.